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Yep, it’s seeming a bit more real now that we’re close. We’ve got plenty of gear (including a cool hat with sharks) and lots of advice. I think we’re as prepared as we’re going to get anyway.
- Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:59 am
- Forum: Cobalt Boat General
- Topic: Ceramic Pro detailing products
- Replies: 7
- Views: 71
Some car guys love this stuff, and others reason that a good synthetic wax over a clearcoat is the right solution for them. Either way, it's important to note that the ceramic part is nanoparticles that stay nanoparticles suspended in the polymer coating - i.e. you don't get any sort of ceramic-like...
These days I'm not sure it would be easy to find a "bad" oil, but it's one of the few things you get to pick about your engine so it's tempting to put too much thought into it. My favorite versions of these threads are "you HAVE to use Amsoil/Royal Purple/whatever - it's the best 'cause I have used ...
BTW, the OEM volvo penta oil is supposedly Amsoil 10W-40 in the US, and Mobil 1 15W-50 in most of the rest of the world. See, for example, the discussion at http://www.smwebhead.com/phpBB3/viewtop ... w=previous
I've been using Mobil 1 15w-50 (Volvo says any 30w or higher is fine, but no 0w-30). Lighter oil might give slightly better fuel economy, but I tend to be a bit conservative about wanting my wear additives and the like. Edit - here's a link to the PDF listing Mobil's various synthetic offerings: htt...
- Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:27 pm
- Forum: 10 Series (200, 210, 220, CS1, CS3)
- Topic: My New 2016 Cobalt 210
- Replies: 21
- Views: 134
According to the information published by Cobalt, the 5th Gen V6/280 gets up on plane in 2.9 seconds and the V8/300 gets up on plane in 2.3 seconds. Of course, that is with one person on the boat and half a tank of gas. Good point, but my wife would be pissed if I left her, her fiends, or all the s...